The Anchor Tap


The Anchor Tap was originally owned by John Courage, who is famous in the British brewing circles, and this was his first pub. There are an assortment of games spread throughout its numerous rooms. Catering for private parties is available upon request and a pool table and darts are provided as additional entertainment.

Venue Details & Map

The Anchor Tap

20A Horselydown Lane
+44 (0)20 7403 4637
Public transport:
Tower Hill, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Anchor Tap

5.0 out of 5 2 May 2016
by Iman F.

Best pub I've been to in London. Just happened to land on it on a bank holiday and the bartender and patrons were extremely nice and hilarious. Super kind to foreigners and even insisted we take a photo behind the bar. Cheesy, yes, but great all around. Thank you!more

4.0 out of 5 18 April 2016
by Francesca B.

What a lovely lovely Sam's Smith pub! Friendly bar staff and such good prices on the drinks. You can get a round for 2 people for £8 which is rare these days!

The decor and inside of the pub is old fashioned and classic pub style, it's great. It's a bit of a labyrinth if you walk all the way around the place, it's great fun.

The highlight for me is their darts board! It's a lot of fun to be...more

4.0 out of 5 16 March 2016
by Scott F.

Lovely pub. Auditioning for the part of my Local. well, i was before i moved back to the States.more

5.0 out of 5 17 February 2016
by Kristy H.

Really great location near the Tower Bridge, staff was very kind and welcoming even to a bunch of bumbling American kids. Food was delicious, between three of us we tried the chicken and ham pie, the macaroni and cheese, and the steak and kidney pudding. The pie was rich and tasty, likewise for the macaroni. I got the suet pudding and it was REALLY GOOD. The filling was flavorful and the...more

1.0 out of 5 19 January 2016
by Steffa B.

Since the "manager" of this place decided to call me a liar on my TripAdvisor review, and I have no way to rebut him/her (and my 180+ reviews on TripAdvisor are all honest... I've never "gouged" any business unfairly or just for pure meanness!), here's my review of the Anchor Tap.

It did TRULY go dead-quiet when we walked in. We were clearly not welcome, either by the bartender OR the other...more

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